moderate drinking

  1. New push to limit booze

    Anti-booze researchers want to cut you off

    Get out your thimbles, folks -- because if Oxford know-it-alls have their way, that's how your booze will be served from now on. They're pushing to limit everyone to just half a unit of alcohol a day or less.

    That's roughly a quarter of a pint of beer or slightly more than a third of a glass of wine. Don't even ask about Scotch or gin -- maybe you'll just get to sniff it, giving new purpose to the snifter glass.

    These teetotaler researchers claim their ridiculous new limits would save 4,500 lives a year in the U.K. alone -- including 3,000 lives from cirrhosis of the liver and 2,600 lives from cancer.

    Yes, I know -- that adds up to more than 4,500. Either a typo, or the researchers are terrible at math. Or maybe they're secretly drunk.

    I'd say any of these things are possible.

    Of course, the study is a six-pack of nonsense. Cutting back on everyone's booze would of course prevent cases of cirrhosis caused by alcohol abuse simply because heavy drinkers are included in "everyone."

    But responsible moderate drinkers aren't at risk of the disease in the first place. In fact, there hasn't been a case of cirrhosis caused by moderate drinking yet -- and there's even plenty of evidence that a slow-but-steady habit can actually protect the liver.

    Take that, Oxford!

    Moderate drinking can protect the heart, too -- a fact these researchers were forced to admit when their own numbers found that 843 people would die each year if they drank LESS.

    And let's not forget all the other established benefits of moderate drinking, including better health, longer lives, less pain, and a lower risk of everything from dementia to arthritis.

    These researchers might not be drinkers -- but if they think people should give up all those benefits, they're probably smoking something.

    And I don't mean tobacco.

    P.S. -- Fed up with all the hogwash and hollering? "Give up meat... that stuff will kill ya!" "Eat MORE vegetables!" "Beer is bad for you!" Nag, nag, nag! They never let up! But while everyone else is giving up all the stuff that makes life worth living you don't have to. Let me show you how shockingly pleasant the road to good health can be.

  2. After a heart attack, drink up!

    Forget the PC nonsense -- moderate drinking is a HEALTHY habit, and a beer or two at the end of each day can actually protect your heart.

    It's been proven time and again. But drinkers who suffer a heart attack often quit because they've been told by teetotaling know-it-alls to change their habits, or else.

    Turns out those know-it-alls are really just know-nothings (as usual).

    The latest research shows their advice to quit drinking after a heart attack isn't just wrong... it's DEAD wrong, because moderate drinkers who keep at it are actually more likely to survive their recovery and have a better long-term prognosis than nondrinkers.

    Raise your glass to Harvard Medical School for this one, because their report in the European Heart Journal on 2,000 men who had heart attacks finds that these moderate drinkers are 42 percent less likely to die of heart disease and 14 percent less likely to die of any cause than teetotalers.

    I know you've probably heard that wine is the best booze for your heart, supposedly because of resveratrol and other antioxidants.

    Truth is, it's the alcohol itself that gives off the benefit, because studies have shown that everything from beer to booze has the same effect on the heart -- as long as the habit is a moderate one.

    So next time you hear some know-nothing uncork an anti-booze lecture, lecture back -- because along with heart benefits, a moderate drinking habit can help protect against stroke, diabetes, dementia, and more.

    Plus, a stiff drink at the end of the day is one of life's great pleasures -- and you don't have to let anyone take it away from you.

  3. Shrinks try to nix booze for seniors

    I'm sick and tired of the mainstream treating seniors like children. ... Researchers from Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists are urging their government to tell seniors they shouldn't have more than 1.5 units of alcohol a day. That's only half a bottle of beer!
  4. Drinkin' on my mind

    It's beyond all doubt at this point that alcohol is practically a brain preservative -- and now, a new study from those booze lovers in Germany confirms it again.
  5. Keep drinking after your heart scare

    A new study finds that drinkers who keep hitting the bottle after a heart attack do better than those who quit.
  6. A Drink or Two is Great for Your Health

    In the last Daily Dose, I reveled in some recent research (figures, it wasn't from the U.S.) that all but proves yet again what I've been saying for a long time: A daily drink or two is great for your health…

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